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Hugo Lloris too humble, focused to celebrate 100 caps for France

Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential.
France's Raphael Varane believes the French media need to be more positive if they want France to do well at the World Cup.

Thursday will be a very special day in Hugo Lloris' career. The France captain will earn his 100th cap against Peru in Yekaterinburg in Les Bleus' second game of the 2018 World Cup. It is a wonderful achievement for the Tottenham goalkeeper and a milestone only achieved seven times in French football history.

Lloris will be in great company as a centurion alongside his current national team head coach Didier Deschamps (103), Patrick Vieira (107), Zinedine Zidane (108), Marcel Desailly (116),...

France to include Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi in starting XI vs. Peru

France's Raphael Varane believes the French media need to be more positive if they want France to do well at the World Cup.

France coach Didier Deschamps will include Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi in his starting XI to face Peru on Thursday in Yekaterinburg.

Both players were part of first team at Tuesday afternoon's closed-door training session and are therefore expected to start, sources have told ESPN.

Giroud had a positive impact coming off the bench in France's 2-1 win over Australia in their Group C opener and physicality will also be useful up front against the Peruvians.

Matuidi's work rate and intensity...

Soccer-VAR helpful but not perfect solution, says Peru coach Gareca

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By Shrivathsa Sridhar

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said on Wednesday that human error was one of soccer's charms and that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was a useful solution but not the perfect one.

Gareca was speaking to reporters on the eve of Peru's Group C match against France, where defeat could end their World Cup journey. The South Americans were beaten 1-0 by Denmark in their opening clash.

Peru were awarded a penalty in that game, which Christian...

FACTBOX-Soccer-France v Peru

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June 19 (Reuters) - France play Peru in a Group C match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.

Where: Ekaterinburg Arena

Capacity: 35,696

When: Thursday, 2000 local time (1500 GMT, 11 AM ET)

Referee: Mohammed Abdulla (United Arab Emirates)

Key stats:

* France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.

* Peru are taking part in their first World Cup finals since 1982.

* Peru head...